According to ABC, a student in Wilmington, California showed up to school in a Ku Klux Klan outfit that was reportedly approved by a teacher.
The costume was worn as part of a final history assignment in a class at the Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, and was reportedly was centered around former KKK leader Hiram Wesley Evans.
Students spoke to the news, noting they were offended. A senior named Trinity Young told the KABC “It kind of rattled me. It was hard to believe that (the teacher) would allow a Klansman to walk around from her approval. So, we asked her, and she … compared the Klan to the Black Panther Party, which in my opinion are two different things. So yeah, it was troubling.”
A spokeswoman from the Los Angeles Unified School District issued a statement saying “L.A. Unified and Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy understand the extreme sensitivity around this issue and do not condone or support this type of re-enactment. The District and the school are committed to supporting diversity and fostering an environment to encourage student success. We sincerely apologize to the L.A. Unified community for this incident.”
Source: ABC News